The active ingredient bromelain is a mixture of protein-splitting enzymes from the stem of the pineapple plant. To extract the active ingredient, the fresh strains are peeled, washed and crushed. From this a fresh juice is pressed and afterwards the different bromelain fractions are isolated by filtration. Bromelain has a decongestant, anti-inflammatory and circulation promoting effect.
Bromelain is a natural enzyme. With its activation energy, it plays a catalytic role. It has a high catalutic efficiency and adjustable enzyme activity. Therefore, it is used in anti-aging agents it selectively works on aged skin cells, to degrade and peel off the skin, which results in skin whitening and elimination of freckles. It is also used in anti-acne products for decreasing inflammation of the skin. Bromelain reduces skin darkening caused by the sun, stimulates and increases skin cell growth. It leads to soft and tender skin and has an antifungal effect.